Presented by Hartstone-Kitney Production
Reviewed 4 March 2020
It’s described as a surreal office comedy, a definite understatement! Brian Parks’ script takes aim at the American corporate scene, in fact most things American. The Manhattan corporation is on the brink of collapse, to save their jobs they must save the firm, they must come up with a proposal. Directors Joanne Hartstone and Tom Kitney have inflicted a killing pace on the cast, the production moves swiftly from scene to scene with slick lighting changes (including moving strip lights!) and adrenaline filled dialogue.
The satire is sharp, delivered with fervour by a great cast. David Daradan, Jimmy Lyons and Anton Schrama join Hartstone as the executives under pressure and losing it! Pinpointing the many failures of the corporate scene in America and perhaps the world, this script is a gem and this production does it justice. The actors work hard, move fast and create a surreal world (which they abandon), if they weren’t exhausted after the performance, I was!
Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Rating out of 5: 4
Venue: Black Box Theatre Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Season: 3 – 15 March
Duration: 70 mins